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    I need help understanding all in one radiator classifications

    Same for using something like the ek mapping tools - it's good about "this will fit your case".
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    Ugly GPUs

    They were broken, I'll point out. Kinda useless at that point.
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    That had a real-world, non-benchmark impact. This doesn't really. Fine. It's slower. Maybe they advertise it then. Won't affect sales. We mention gaming because other than that, there's nothing my ARM MacBook can't do like an x86 one can - and it's the thing you harped on the last time...
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    Ugly GPUs

    threw mine out. I had two
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    Half Life: Alyx

    W What headset are you on>?
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    That chip costs a lot more than $3, and you should know it. That aside, if you don’t want it, don’t buy it. The folks who care know about the performance and either won’t buy it, or would upgrade. That doesn’t make it a bad product, just not the product for you. So buy a gaming laptop then if...
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    Half Life: Alyx

    I honestly hope you're right. VR was mindblowing at first - but here we are, 6 years later, and I play beat saber... and that's it. There hasn't been a game compelling enough to make me want to put the headset on for more than 20 minutes since Lone Echo, and given how utterly horrible the end...
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    Half Life: Alyx

    Sure- but that’s much like a console - games designed or cross compiled (thankfully it’s easier now based on the low level APIs to do so). The scope of most of those games are limited compared to what folks were planning for PCVR. We’ll see. I hope you’re right. Don’t have a Quest 2 - won’t...
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    2GB/s isn't fast enough for anything normal you'd be doing? What, precisely, are you using the rest of the speed for, given that real world tests show very little difference for almost any normal task (including most games) between a SATA SSD and NVMe, which tends to be almost an order of...
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    Not by modern standards though! It has to run Shadow of the Tomb Raider!! And Fortnite! I use one as a monitoring and cron tool - runs on battery for something like 12 hours - talks to a couple of temp monitors too.
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    Yup. I run a @#$@ load of VMS - but at home, not on the road (one system doesn't buy me much, even travelling). There really aren't laptops made that can do the things I need to do in terms of compute - from Apple, or Intel, or AMD - but that's why I run them on servers and high-powered...
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    It's still well over 2GB/s. Like I said - the buyers don't care, and it's still more than fast enough to accomplish the outcome desired. If you don't like it, either buy something else, or buy the larger upgrade with higher performance. Make an educated choice for yourself, or advise people...
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    The rumored RTX 4090Ti/TITAN

    Hey now. I have a 3060ti and a 3070, and an RX480! They’re in secondary systems. And servers. And…. Oh. Right. -pats his 3090 on custom water-
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    Half Life: Alyx

    Not nearly powerful enough except as a quest competitor, unless they’re planning on doing something similar to airlink or the link cable or whatever it’s called. Then again, maybe it would be for more of group 2 - but VR on Linux is a massive fools errand right now, so you have a chicken and...
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    Half Life: Alyx

    It sadly is dire, in a lot of ways. I see 3 VR users: 1. Casuals (beat saber, sound boxing, etc) 2. Normal gamers (Alyx, Lone Echo, Robo Recall, etc) 3. Sim folk. 1 is doing fine - that's what the quest excels at, in fact, in being usable by almost anyone, anywhere. 3 is doing fine, but...
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    I don't even bother, to be honest. The 2015 is normally sitting in the gym to play workout videos, and occasionally moves if I'm doing work in the DC closet to play TV shows while I'm running cable. It has almost no other use. The new one is for work and gets carried when I head to a customer...
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    My only two active laptops are macs - a 2015 era 13" MBP with I5 and 8G (slow, but plays movies and youtube just fine), and a 2021 M1 Pro 14", which is one of the best laptops I've ever used. Why wouldn't I? Does everything I need it to do just fine. When I'm on the road it's just fine for...
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    It's fast enough and the buyers don't care.
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    The rumored RTX 4090Ti/TITAN

    CXL and hte like aren't ready yet, and as fast as Thunderbolt is, it ain't THAT fast yet.
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    Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition $2.99 on Steam

    They now have a "mini client" that runs in the background for most of them. TF2 is old enough it doesn't, IIRC.
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    Intel Core i9-13900KS Review: The World's First 6 GHz

    Sadly no one benchmarks or reviews for that. High end VR is such a niche that it just doesn’t quite justify concentrated reviews it seems. Since I don’t do simulations I’m still on an original Rift, and even the quest 2 doesn’t take nearly that much horsepower to feed it seems. Then again...
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    Intel Core i9-13900KS Review: The World's First 6 GHz

    Still have fan noise. I like having enough heat capacity in the water to set a very slow ramp on the radiator fans. That way you never notice the gradual increase in noise. Boil the frog! Plus still the size. If you’re in a full tower it’s not a big deal, but I don’t believe a 4090 would even...
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    Upgrading X370 Motherboard (6 years old!) to Ryzen 5950X :-o- Questions...

    Well yes, there's a good reason most of us ditched our x370 boards - but even then it should get through POST and to BIOS at least at JEDEC settings. If I was doing this, I'd set back to defaults on ~everything~ before starting any of the BIOS flashes. But I also wouldn't personally take an...
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    Intel Core i9-13900KS Review: The World's First 6 GHz

    Fun fact: Picked up a 12900 non-K (NUC 12 Extreme) the other day. Chip is fast as hell, even with a 65W TDP. You don't HAVE to go power crazy if you don't want to. Then again, my lab draws in the KW range from the wall, so...
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    Intel Core i9-13900KS Review: The World's First 6 GHz

    Xeon 8280 enters the chat... Especially on the handful of boards that would override the boost limits... Consumer non-HEDT sure. But HEDT/Professional parts... yeaaaahhhh.
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    The rumored RTX 4090Ti/TITAN

    Too many folks licking light sockets. Gotta keep them from frying quite so easily.
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    Upgrading X370 Motherboard (6 years old!) to Ryzen 5950X :-o- Questions...

    Any ram should boot at JEDEC settings - it just won't be as fast as designed (XMP is effectively overclocking, just pre-designed and determined overclocks). I've yet to see an XMP or even EXPOS kit that doesn't also support the JEDEC base (voltage and speeds) because it really ~has~ to in order...
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    Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition $2.99 on Steam

    SUCH a good campaign
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    The rumored RTX 4090Ti/TITAN

    ~looks at the home lab~ ... Not hard.
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    Ugly GPUs

    That is merely one definition. A lot of the builds here have ~always~ been about top-end kit, extreme cooling, etc - things that you barely see in the real world. And lots have been normal consumer kit pushed to the max. Or low-budget crank as far as you can. All are welcome. I started on...
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    Ugly GPUs

    It was.
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    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    If you think your phone (or laptop, or even powerful desktop) is doing all that media analysis locally... of course it has to send back some form of hash to a massive cloud service to provide that match. As long as you can turn the feature off, that's not evil - that's just a feature. Now if...
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    The rumored RTX 4090Ti/TITAN

    AI Models mainly. But even then, jesus. Last folks I worked with using consumer kit heavily for that tended to go with multi-GPU to scale up compute with the RAM... because models don't care about SLI. For those, two 4090s > this monstrosity. And this is too big to run two of them.
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    The rumored RTX 4090Ti/TITAN

    Someone had to say it. That was my first response too. WTF.
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    Dead Space remake (2023)

    It worked, but was also occasionally annoying (tentacle fights - ugh).
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    Ugly GPUs

    Sometimes [H] is pretty. Sometimes it's butt ugly but fast. Sometimes it's both, depending on the angle. [H] is doing something crazy or pushing the boundaries. Some of my boxes are black and quiet - Asus SAGE boards or ASRock Rack WS boards don't have RGB after all. Others are bling and...
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    Dead Space remake (2023)

    I was as much a CRT fanboy as possible, but... wtf?
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    Dead Space remake (2023)

    Ram full?
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    Asrock is trying out add-in cards to upgrade your motherboard chipset and features

    $$. That’s it. You have to pay Intel to use the trademark.
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    Yup. I move old ones to crappy spare-parts servers and hte like. If they die, they die - that's what backups are for. And agreed on buy once cry once. I'm wishing I'd done more than 750W on my gaming box, as the next upgrade on that will now need another PSU with more, but ah well - got 3...
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